Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d'histoire du droit international
Anne Peters, Director, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
Randall Lesaffer, Professor of Legal History, Tilburg University and University of Leuven
Emmanuelle Tourme Jouannet, Professor, Sciences Po Law School, Paris
Call for Papers
On 15 and 16 February 2019, an international conference “Politics and the Histories of International Law” will be held at the Max Planck Institute for International Law at Heidelberg under the auspices of the Journal of the History of International Law. The aim is to publish papers from the conference (upon peer review) in a special issue of the journal. For more information and instructions, please click here
The Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d’histoire du droit international is an interdisciplinary journal on the history of international law with a broad outreach. It is placed among the top international law journals which are regularly consulted by all international lawyers with a general interest in the history of their field. It provides a forum for the emerging and expanding scholarship that takes a historical approach to exploring a wide range of issues in international law. It accommodates the growth in interest in the histories of international law from scholars working in related fields (global history, imperial history, intellectual history and international relations). It creates a venue for ground-breaking work in this field by combining tradition with innovation and to provide the opportunity to develop sustained critical engagement with work on the history of international law.
The Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d’histoire du droit international encourages critical reflection on the classical grand narrative of international law as the purveyor of peace and civilization to the whole world. It specifically invites articles on extra-European experiences and forms of legal relations between autonomous communities which were discontinued as a result of domination and colonization by European Powers. It is open to all possibilities of telling the history of international law, while respecting the necessary rigour in the use of records and sources. It is a forum for a plurality of visions of the history of international law, but also for debate on such plurality itself, on the methods, topics, and usages, as well as the bounds and dead-ends of this discipline. Moreover, it devotes space to examining in greater depth specific themes.
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